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Engineering Works

There are occasions when engineering work may disrupt train services and any known disruption is advised below. These details are subject to change but we endeavour to keep them as accurate as possible.

A major landslip at Eden Brows, Armathwaite (just south of Carlisle) occurred following the storms of winter 2015/16.  It has been estimated that 500,000 tonnes of earth have slipped down the embankment towards the River Eden. Repairs are ongoing and the railway line is currently closed between Armathwaite and Carlisle.  Trains are running between Leeds and Armathwaite (and vice versa) with coaches operating Armathwaite and Appleby to/from Carlisle (and intermediate stations)  As well as tackling the repairs to the area affected by the landslip, Network Rail have been busy doing improvements to the line whilst the section has been closed.  The section between Armathwaite and Carlisle is due to officially re-open on 31 March.

It is recommended that you check your journey prior to travel at Northern’s website.

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